Death of the Liberal Class

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Death of the Liberal Class
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First edition
AuthorChris Hedges
PublisherNation Books
Publication date
Media typePrint

Death of the Liberal Class is a 2010 book by the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and writer Chris Hedges. Hedges writes on left-wing politics in the United States, and asserts the existence of a distinct socioeconomic class which he calls "the liberal class", which has declined in influence since the 1960s.[1][2]


The book received positive reviews in NPR, Publishers Weekly, and Socialist Worker,[2][3][4] and a mixed review in The New Yorker.[5]


  1. ^ Chris, Hedges (2010). Death of the Liberal Class. New York: Nation Books. ISBN 978-1568586793.
  2. ^ a b "The Death of the Liberal Class". Publishers Weekly. 13 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Hedges Laments The 'Death Of The Liberal Class'". NPR. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  4. ^ Farber, Samuel. "Death of the Liberal Class". Socialist Worker. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Death of the Liberal Class". The New Yorker. 20 December 2010.